Bellport

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Yesterday, we ventured out to Bellport, which is essentially a quaint little secret tucked away on the South Shore.  Dotted with colonial homes complete with white picket fences, a charming downtown area, and a small marina where town residents can hop on a quick ferry ride over to Ho-Hum Beach (which is located on Fire Island), Bellport is reminiscent of a quintessential New England seaside town.  It’s the antithesis of the Hamptons which is known for its’ congested traffic, high end shops and restaurants, and the who’s who scene.  Leave your designer clothes at home if you’re planning a trip to Bellport any time soon.  This town is very low-key, relaxed and unpretentious.  We spent the afternoon at the waterfront park (which also houses a band shell for summer concerts), window shopping in town, and sampling ice cream at Carla Marla’s ice cream parlor.  Of course, I had to pop into at least one store (thank God my mom was with me to occupy my restless boys) so I quickly perused the clothes and skin care line at Seilenna while waiting for my coffee.  Yes!  They serve coffee and pastries too!  Genius, right?

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Fire Island

Fire Island

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Madewell Muscle Tank

Madewell Muscle Tank

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Early Fall Steals and Deals

Early Fall Steals and Deals

  Denim Jacket (under $60)// Espadrilles (30% off)// Sunglasses (under $65)// Button Down// Bag (only $35)// Cutout Top// Panama Hat// Nude Heels// Jeans  Even though this time of year can be a tad depressing, there is one upside…sales, sales, and more sales!  Now is definitely the time to scoop up some pieces you can put away until next summer(…)

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Cucumber-Melon Cocktail

Cucumber-Melon Cocktail

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Split Back Tank

Split Back Tank

Who What Wear Tank// Target Shorts (similar here, here and here)// Aerin Sandals (on sale)// Straw Bag, old (similar under $10)// Eli Tahari Sunglasses (similar under $60) When I spotted this split back tank from the Who What Wear collection at Target, I was immediately smitten.  I love the billowy shape and the light, flowy layers, which has(…)

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Picking

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Palm Print Tank

Palm Print Tank

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Beach Stripes

Beach Stripes

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How to Wear the Off the Shoulder Trend

How to Wear the Off the Shoulder Trend

Image via I know, I know…the off the shoulder trend is nothing new at this point.  This style is everywhere these days from tops to dresses to sweaters, even swim suits.  So, you may be wondering why I’m choosing now to talk about how to wear this season’s latest trend.  It’s because I have yet(…)

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